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We are having a successful beginning for students at Switzer this year.  I want to thank parents for attending our Open House. It is great to see how much our community supports our school. Speaking of support, we are on our way to turning our “fund” run into a COLOR RUN. The deadline to turn in your forms is October 14. Remember just by signing up online your child gets a “shout-out” on announcements, sunglasses and gets to sign the fund run banner. Technology, supplies, assemblies and rewards for our students are all benefits from our fund run. Thank you again for your support.


October is here and it gives us the chance to enjoy cooler temperatures (maybe) and of course Halloween! Please remember that we have a half day on October 31. Classes have great activities planned and an outdoor parade at 10:30, weather permitting. I will be opening the gates so parents can park in the back field. The gates will close at 10:25. Remember that this is a school day so please leave inappropriate costume accessories (weapons, blood, swords) at home.


Some new calendar dates are hot of the press. Switzer will host conferences in the evening on November 7 and in the afternoon and evening on November 14. Your teachers will be reaching out to schedule a time to meet. November 14 will be a half day for students. Please also mark your calendars for no school on November 5, it is a professional development day.


Let’s have another super, swell month!

Jacob Palmer

The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.